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FDA Ends Months-Long FOIA Battle Over Medical Device Failures, Says Putting Database Online ‘Satisfies’ KHN Request

The Food and Drug Administration responded Wednesday to a Freedom of Information Act request filed months ago, noting that the information sought by Kaiser Health News “is now posted online.” KHN had filed a series of FOIA requests, beginning in September 2018, seeking hidden reports of malfunctions or injuries tied to scores of medical devices.… Read More »

Cosmetic procedures: Firms warned over ‘duty of care’

England’s top doctor says practitioners offering cosmetic procedures should have training to help them protect vulnerable clients from “quick fixes”. Prof Stephen Powis believes providers should be officially registered and trained to spot people with body-image or other mental-health issues. NHS England says only 100 out of 1,000 practitioners are currently registered. And a charity… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »